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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for Asia Pacific Report as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

EDITORIAL: By the editorial board of The Jakarta Post After chairing a cabinet ministers meeting on July 13, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said the 20th...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk French President Emmanuel Macron said this week that Paris owed “a debt” to French Polynesia over nuclear tests conducted in the...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has warned the news media that the country's emergency powers enable the government to target...

By Gaby Baizas in Manila What started out as a simple image has inspired Filipino artists across the nation to "stand up" for what they...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk In the wake of this week's revelations about the Pegasus spyware, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two journalists with French and...

RNZ Mediawatch The first tranche of the New Zealand government’s $55 million Public Interest Journalism Fund has been allocated - against a backdrop of criticism...

Pacific Media Network News The number and quality of Pacific journalists are expected to rise in a never before seen collaboration between four major New...

RNZ Pacific Susana Lei'ataua has been appointed news editor of RNZ Pacific. She will join RNZ Pacific officially in August and brings a wealth of experience,...

The Press Freedom Tracker launch video featuring Peter Greste and the tracker team. Video: AJF Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The Peter Greste-fronted Alliance for Journalists’ Freedom...

By Lian Buan in Manila Veteran journalist and former chairman of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) Jose Jaime "Nonoy" Espina has...

Asia Pacific Report newsdesk Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published a gallery of grim portraits -- those of 37 heads of state or government who...

COMMENT: By Gavin Ellis, Knightly Views I have been reading the tea leaves in the bottom of the online subscription cup. My fortune-telling has been assisted...

By Rodney Tiffen, University of Sydney “Not a great week for journalism at the ABC”, News Corp’s Sharri Markson tweeted earlier this month, when the...

Tagata Pasifika They were the face of a generation growing up in a new land. They were the Polynesian Panthers, young activists fighting against social...

By Camille Elemia in Manila Human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher, who lead the international defence legal team, have call on the international...

RNZ News Australian actress Rose Byrne is set to play NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a film about the week following the 15 March...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The Media Council of Papua New Guinea has condemned an attack by male students at the University of Papua New Guinea...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk New Zealand's leading daily newspaper has warned the country against complacency over the covid-19 pandemic and to look to Fiji for...

By Charlie Dumavi in Port Moresby Women students at the University of Papua New Guinea silently suffering from persistent sexual harassment and abuse in the...

By Jemimah Sukbat in Port Moresby A group of male students attacked the media covering a harassment protest by female students at the University of...

By Luke Nacei in Suva Social media posts by two outspoken Suva-based lawyers have been raised in Parliament over a critical culture “that has been...

Pacific Media Watch newsdesk The International Federation of Journalists has called for the urgent reinstatement of Nasser Abu Bakr, head of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate,...